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The topic of Canada is as broad as is the country is vast and diverse. Canada is world renowned for its friendliness, cultural diversity, peaceful nature, sprawling lands, fresh air and natural beauty. There is much to discover about this great country and with every page turned, there is something new to learn.

The Aboriginals were the original inhabitants of Canada who were nomadic as they lived off the land and followed the migration of the animals. Early explorers and settlers from Western Europe began arriving in the 1500s and in 1535, French explorer, Jacques Cartier, named the land “Canada”. The name “Canada” is derived from the word “Kanata”, which has its origins from the Huron and Iroquois languages, meaning “village”.

As the land became more settled and a government came in power, Canada officially became a country on July 1, 1867. Canada’s first Prime Minister was Sir John A. MacDonald. As with all birthdays, Canadians celebrate Canada’s birthday on the first of July with great fanfare marked with festivities, parades, public entertainment and extravagant displays of choreographed firework shows.

Canada is the second largest country in the world with the Russian Federation being the largest. This country spans from the Atlantic Ocean in the East to the Pacific Ocean in the West while the Arctic Ocean frames its northern border and the United States of America framing its southern border. In fact, the 49th parallel was chosen as the border beginning at the Great Lakes and stretching to the west coast.

With such an expansive border, the total area of Canada is almost 4 million square miles, or 10 million square kilometres. In comparison, the United States of America is 3.5 million square miles (6,064,958 square kilometres)and is considered to be the fourth largest country in the world, following China which is approximately 3.7 million square miles (9,582,955 square kilometres). For comparison, the United Kingdom consists of four territories which accumulate into 94,525 square miles (244,820 square kilometres). France, which is the second largest European country, is 211,209 square miles (547,029 square kilometres) in size.

Canada is composed of 10 provinces and 3 territories. The provinces are, from the west coast to the east coast: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. Located in the north of Canada are the three territories, from the west coast to the east coast: Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Each province and territory has its own provincial capital. The country’s national capital is Ottawa, also known as the Nation’s Capital and is located in the province of Ontario.

Canada is expansive from coast to coast and the country encompasses six time zones, these are: Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern, Newfoundland and Labrador and Atlantic Standard Times. Touching three oceans, Canada’s national motto is “A Mari Usque ad Mare” meaning “from sea to sea”. Canada is very fond of its national animal, the beaver, which is on the five cent piece of its currency. The national flag is red and white, and displays the national emblem, the maple leaf. The national anthem is “O Canada” and is sung with great pride. The national police force is known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who are internationally famous for their “Musical Ride” that is performed by mounted police.

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Are you amazed yet? Just for fun, here are thirty more interesting and random facts about Canada:

1. The two official languages of Canada are English and French, which is a reflection of Canada’s history of being settled by the British and French.

2. Canada has the world’s longest coastline measuring in at 151,600 miles (243,977 kilometres).

3. Nearly one-fourth of the world’s fresh water is in Canada.

4. There are approximately 2 million lakes in Canada as the land was shaped by glaciers, which created these lakes.

5. The longest river in Canada is the Mackenzie River, which is located in the Northwest Territories.

6. Canada is covered by one-tenth of the world’s forests.

7. Almost half of Canada is covered in forest.

8. Ships sail inland on the St. Lawrence River from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.

9. Canada’s tallest peak is Mount Logan at 19,950 feet (5,959 meters) and is located in Yukon Territory.

10. Canada is composed of six main geographical regions: Appalachian Highland, Arctic, Canadian Shield, Cordillera, Interior Plains and Lowlands.

11. Canada produces over 60 minerals and metals.

12. Canada sells hydroelectric power to the United States of America.

13. Canada is the third largest producer of diamonds in the world.

14. Wood Buffalo National Park is the largest natural park in Canada. It is home to the largest herd of bison and has the only nesting site for the endangered whooping crane. This park is located in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

15. Banff National Park, located in Alberta, is the oldest national park in Canada.

16. Canada has the longest national highway in the world. It spans from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia for a total of 4,724 miles (7,604 kilometres). It is called the Trans-Canada Highway.

17. The most northern highway is located in the Yukon Territory and is called the Dempster Highway.

18. The world’s longest border between two nations is the one between Canada and the United States. Officially known as the International Boundary, it totals 5,525 miles (8,891 kilometres), including 1,538 miles (2,475 kilometres) between Canada and Alaska.

19. The most northern permanent settlement in the world is Alert, Nunavut Territory.

20. Canada’s national sport is ice hockey. The modern game was developed from a similar game in the tenth century and the first regulation rules were printed in the Montreal Gazette in 1877. In 1994, Bill C-212 which is also known as Canada's National Sports Act, was passed resulting in two officially nationally recognized sports: ice hockey as the winter sport and lacrosse as the summer sport.

21. The Head of State is, currently, the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II.

22. On February 3, 1947, North America’s lowest recorded temperature was -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-63 degrees Celsius) at Snag, Yukon Territory.

23. The first letter sent from North America was sent by John Rut of St. John`s, Newfoundland to King Henry VIII in 1527.

24. Canadian inventors invented inventions that have altered the world in many ways. Some inventions include insulin, painted roads, IMAX film systems, garbage bags and there are thousands more.

25. In Saint John, New Brunswick, the Moosehead Brewery produces 1,642 bottles of beer per minute.

26. Famous Canadian musical artists include Diana Krall, Paul Anka, Neil Young, the Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Steppenwolf, Avril Lavigne, Shania Twain, Bryan Adams and Barenaked Ladies.

27. Manitou Lake on Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron is the world`s largest lake within a lake at 41.1 square miles (106 square kilometres).

28. Canada is home to five indigenous breeds of dogs. One of them is the Canadian Eskimo dog, a breed that is in danger of losing its pure genetics.

29. Canada’s Rideau Canal Skateway is the largest outdoor rink in the world, and was placed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2005. It spans 7.8 kilometres, or the equivalent of 90 Olympic sized ice rinks.

30. Canada is home to two official languages, English and French, but you will always hear a Canadian inject the local slang “eh” into his sentence.

These are just a few samples of cool and random facts which help introduce the diversity of Canada’s people, history, climate and culture. It’s a fascinating country to explore whether virtually or in real life. Canada – come and visit us!

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Comments

Beth100 (author) from Canada on August 20, 2016:

ladybythelake - thank you for pointing that out. Major typo on my part. :(

ladybythelake on August 18, 2016:

The year of Confederation is 1867, not 1857.

freecampingaussie from Southern Spain on October 07, 2013:

We are loving Canada ! Had a few days at Niagara Falls then visited Toronto- Montreal -Quebec. Went back to New York and did the train to Seattle. Alaskan cruise which was awesome to Vancouver ! Right now we are in Banff !

Beth100 (author) from Canada on October 06, 2013:

DDE - Yes, Canada is one of the best places to live. I am very happy that you enjoyed this and learned new things about this great country. Thank you for your vote!

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 21, 2013:

Freecampingaussie -- I'm very excited for you!!! I will assume you will cross the border at Montreal? If so, you will experience some of the best foods in Canada -- the cuisine is magnificent as is the variety! You must try the pastries from the smaller authentic French bakeries. These are AWESOME! Keep me posted as to when you arrive -- we can connect and, if you like, can give you ideas of where to go in the cities that you are travelling through. Happy and safe travelling! And thank you for the vote!

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 13, 2013:

Seanorjohn -- I am not sure about the respect issue and how living closer to the border affects it. I haven't encountered any dis-respect/respect issues when I have lived/travelled in the US or throughout Canada. I think that there are many myths about Canada that some Americans still believe in, but usually, we're asked the questions.

I believe that the internet has brought about a change of attitude amongst the citizens of both countries. The internet and digital news has brought the lives of the "other country" into our lives, resulting in better understanding and greater respect.

Good luck to your daughter in Rochester!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 25, 2013:

Canada has beautiful scenarios and is one of the best places in the world to live in you have improved my knowledge here and I voted up!

freecampingaussie from Southern Spain on January 14, 2013:

What an informative helpful hub ! We are looking forward to exploring Canada this year !! We arrive in New York August and have a month to cross Canada for our Alaskan Cruise . After that we have a few months to explore so I will mark this hub as a favourite- After voting it up ..

Beth100 (author) from Canada on December 30, 2012:

Randa -- Yes, as I stated, there are two national sports in Canada. Thank you for re-iterating this fact.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on December 29, 2012:

Mts1098 - Without hockey, it's just not the same!! Come on up -- Moose is tucked nicely in the snow banks chilling to the perfect temperature! :) See you soon!!

Beth100 (author) from Canada on December 29, 2012:

Francis5k - Thank you for dropping by and leaving your comments. I'm glad you liked it and found it interesting!

seanorjohn on November 29, 2012:

Great hub. My daughter is about to study for a Year at Rochester University close to the Canadian border. I have no real interest in visiting the USA but I have always wanted to visit Canada. Do USA citizens and Canadians living close to the border have greater respect for one another than those living miles apart?

randa on November 11, 2012:

actually canadian has two national sports, Lacrosse and ice hockey. Ice hockey was not added as a national sport until 1994

mts1098 on October 05, 2012:

Hey Beth...long time no see...I am thinking of Ice Hockey and Canada came to mind which brought me here...Hope all is well...cheers...I will watch hockey one way or another (with Moosehead of course)

francis5k from New York, New York on August 16, 2012:

very like and interesting goodjob!!!!

Beth100 (author) from Canada on May 30, 2012:

Kendalyn -- Thank you, and I am glad you like it.

kendalyn on May 16, 2012:

beth i love hub

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 24, 2012:

Jools99 -- There is much more to know about my beautiful country. This is just the beginning. :) Thank you for your feedback, and for your votes!! :)

Jools Hogg from North-East UK on April 24, 2012:

Very interesting hub - I feel like I know everything I need to know about Canada and a bit more besides.

Voted up, etc,etc

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 03, 2012:

PDXKaraokeGuy -- Thank you for letting me know that you have walked away with new information. This always makes me smile, as I believe that we should always walk away with a new bit of information that we didn't have. :)

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 03, 2012:

luv-iggy -- Between that and riding buffalo, I thought it best to dispel some of the myths. lol There is so much to learn about our country. Thank you.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on February 21, 2012:

Husky -- Thank you! Yes, we are proud of our country. :)

Beth100 (author) from Canada on February 20, 2012:

TonyMead -- I hope that you do come and visit -- soon! :) We have endless forest here too with millions of lakes. If you love nature and beauty, Canada is the place! Thank you. :)

Justin W Price from Juneau, Alaska on February 05, 2012:

very interesting facts, Beth. I didn't know a lot of these things. Thanks for sharing!

luv-iggy on October 28, 2011:

wow,u know your stuff! a lot of people say random,untrue facts about canadians(EX:we are all afraid of the dark)but you told the truth.i learned stuff and i live in canada!

Husky1970 on September 29, 2011:

Wow, I absolutely loved this hub. Especially the 30 interesting facts about Canada. Being a math teacher, I found the numerical facts to be extremely fascinating. Some of them really surprised me. It must be nice to live in a peaceful country that has far less controversy than the good old US of A. Canadians seem to have quite a bit of national pride. Thanks for another super interesting, well researched, and skillfully written hub, beth. Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, beautiful........

Tony Mead from Yorkshire on September 26, 2011:

Hi Beth

really interesting hub. I hope one day to visit Canada, one of my ancesters was married out there in the 1850's and my parents almost emigrated there in 1954 but were prevented by family illness here. It looks great and fascinating, I love wilderness, I've lived in Russia and experienced what seemed to be endless forests. Thank you for sharing.

Tony

Beth100 (author) from Canada on August 01, 2011:

Springboard -- You should have a lovely drive through the Canadian Shield! If you plan a drive during the fall, be prepared to take a load of photos --- the change in colors on the maple trees is breathtaking! The landscape is the canvas for Mother Nature as she paints the mountains in hundreds of shades of reds, yellows, oranges, greens, browns and every hue in-between. Enjoy your trip to our lovely country! :)

Springboard from Wisconsin on June 13, 2011:

My wife and I are looking forward to taking a short trip one day, probably next year sometime, to Sault St. Marie, which should amount to about 5 hours or so of driving from here in southeastern Wisconsin. Canada seems like an interesting place, and you've made it a bit MORE interesting with this hub. Often times an underrated country, I would think.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on June 07, 2011:

Entourage 007 - Thank you, and there are many more tidbits coming your way soon! :)

Beth100 (author) from Canada on May 29, 2011:

Quigley -- I have enough collected for another hub -- just a matter of making time to write it. Thanks for dropping in!

Beth100 (author) from Canada on May 24, 2011:

Stan -- We do have some warm and sandy beaches!!! The best that I've been to is all the ones along Sunshine Coast in BC. If you like, you can ferry across to Tofino and catch some curls! Or a sunset and sunrise! Thanks Stan, and hope to see on the beach!

Stuart from Santa Barbara, CA on April 12, 2011:

I give my 2 thumbs up to this hub, I must admit I didn't know many of the facts that you mentioned. Great research.

Quigley on April 08, 2011:

These are interesting facts on Canada. Cool too! Will you collect more tidbits and write another hub?

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 04, 2011:

Ingenira -- Oh yes! Canada is an AWESOME country to live in!! I am very fortunate to live in a country that is beautiful, peaceful and spacious! And, especially because the people here are diverse -- every culture is represented which provides a rich culture overall. :) Thank you for leaving your wonderful thoughts!

Beth100 (author) from Canada on March 29, 2011:

Travis -- My goal is to share what I've learned, and it brought a smile to my face knowing that you've learned something new today. :) Thank you!!

Beth100 (author) from Canada on March 17, 2011:

Prasetio -- I hope that you will come and visit soon! There is lots to see, to do and to discover. Our country is vast and it ranges from oceanside to mountain tops to rolling praries! Peace and light.

Stan Fletcher from Nashville, TN on February 27, 2011:

I love Canada now even more than I already did. Now, if it only had some really warm, sandy beaches......

Ingenira on February 25, 2011:

Canada really have a lot of very cool facts to boast about ! It's cold up there, but it's one of the nicest places to live on earth.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on February 21, 2011:

Duchess O'Blunt -- Thank you!! I really appreciate your support. :)

Beth100 (author) from Canada on February 21, 2011:

James -- Glad you enjoyed this one! And thanks for the compliment! :)

Beth100 (author) from Canada on February 16, 2011:

CMerritt -- Banff, Canmore, Jasper, Lake Louise, Lake Morraine -- they are all beautiful jewels in the Rockies. Even though I grew up and they were my playground, I still stand in awe of the beauty when I visit. I could never tire of the beauty of the Rockies. Come and visit again soon! Thank you!!

Travis_S_Music on February 09, 2011:

Well I certainly learned a lot from this! :D very nice :)

Beth100 (author) from Canada on February 09, 2011:

Kcreery -- I'm glad this was a refresher course! :) I'm currently working on another with some unique facts about my wonderful country. Thank you for your comments.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on February 09, 2011:

I love Canada. I hope I can visit this country in person. Thanks for share with us. Love and peace,

Duchess OBlunt on February 08, 2011:

GREAT HUB! Sharing to all my Canadian friends.

James A Watkins from Chicago on February 02, 2011:

This is a great Hub! My question is: is that you in your avatar photo? Va va Voom!!

Chris Merritt from Pendleton, Indiana on February 02, 2011:

I am a big fan of Canada...I was fortunate enough to have visited Banff. It may very well be the most beautiful place on earth. I am going back again one of these days.

Great hub!

Kevin from Whistler Canada on January 13, 2011:

Great Hub. I love all the stats that I have forgotten. Well done.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on January 06, 2011:

Luke -- In 1994, Bill C-212 was proposed, and in this Bill, it was declared that hockey was to be recognized as the official sport of Canada. There was opposition to this Bill from proponents of lacrosse as lacrosse is culturally and traditionally a sport of the Aboriginals of Canada. An amendment was made to this Bill and in May, 1994, it was passed and became law. It is known as Canada's National Sport Act and an excerpt reads: "To recognize hockey as Canada's National Winter Sport and lacrosse as Canada's National Summer Sport".

Both sports are popular in Canada as well as in countries such as the US, Ireland, England and Scotland.

Lacrosse is gaining in popularity and it is common to find it being played on the concrete surface of ice hockey rinks after the completion of the hockey season when the ice has been removed. When the weather warms up, the game moves outside to a larger playing field and is played in the more traditional manner.

Thank you for the opportunity to clarify this fine point.

Luke on January 06, 2011:

To Clarify, hockey is the most popular sport in Canada but our official sport is Lacrosse.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on December 09, 2010:

DavidLivingston -- Thank you for reading! Canada is an awesome country and even a more awesome place to live!!

Beth100 (author) from Canada on December 05, 2010:

Hi James, I am very fortunate to live in this beautiful country. I have lived elsewhere, but this is and always will be home to me. :) Thank you!

DavidLivingston on December 02, 2010:

Thanks for the post. Very interesting.

jamesroy11143 from CA, USA on November 23, 2010:

Hi Beth100, Yeah it is, Canada is a beautiful country. Very informative hub about Canada.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on October 26, 2010:

Highvoltagewriter - Thank you on both accounts. :) Quebec is a beautiful province -- from mountains in the Canadian shield to the rolling hills and dark soil. Quebec City and Montreal are brimming with culture, history, great food, humor and too much to do! Enjoy your visit!

William Benner from Savannah GA. on October 26, 2010:

Yes such a wonderfull contry and you weare the flag so well! I have only been to the BC portion and yet I plan to go to Qubec soon, for after all that is were my "Howling Heart" is located!

Beth100 (author) from Canada on September 08, 2010:

Gregster77 -- Welcome to Canada!! And to HubPages!! I'm glad that this will help you learn a little bit more of your new home. It's a beautiful country, with lots to see and do. Thank you.

gregster77 on September 08, 2010:

i just learned a lot..I'm new in Canada thanks for this

Beth100 (author) from Canada on September 06, 2010:

Kimberly -- We ROCK big time!! I love showcasing our beautiful country. It's so great to see you. It's been a while...we should get out this Friday. You're town or mine? Thanks Kimberly!

kimberlyslyrics on September 05, 2010:

We rock eh?

Loved this hub, it was nice to be reminded where we live, I forget, and We should be proud

Also learned some things I didn't know before!

Thanks bikini hubber

Your so Canadian I love it!

Kimberly

Beth100 (author) from Canada on August 31, 2010:

Anna Marie Bowman - LOL Come on! This is a "serious" list! Just for you, I'll consider updating the list. XD

Anna Marie Bowman from Florida on August 30, 2010:

You should add Justin Beiber to the list of Canadian musicians...if you can call what he does music...LOL! Interesting hub!!!

Beth100 (author) from Canada on August 18, 2010:

Seanorjohn -- You've read my mind. I've been working on a second hub about Canada, but will be a bit different than this one. It's great to see you Sean! :)

seanorjohn on August 15, 2010:

Wow Beth you have enough info here to write at least two follow up hubs on Canada. Very interesting stuff.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on June 05, 2010:

CC -- Toot toot!! :) Yea, lot's of neat things about this country and this is just a small sample. Thanks CC!

ralwus on June 04, 2010:

Lot of thiongs I just dint know. that's a big horn for y'all to toot. kudos kanuck. Charlie

Beth100 (author) from Canada on May 27, 2010:

GrowWear -- CBC is known for being the voice of Canada! Our troops and travellers who are far from home can always tune into this terrific channel and receive home news and even hockey games. I'm glad that you get to enjoy a part of Canada! Thank you.

GrowWear on May 26, 2010:

Back when we had one of those huge satellites, the eight-footers, we were able to get channels "in the clear." I loved watching CBC from way down here in the South. :)

Beth100 (author) from Canada on May 25, 2010:

RM from TX -- You are sooo correct...don't know how I missed PEI....thank you for pointing this out to me. :) I hope that you and your family have a wonderful time in the Maritimes! There's plenty of fun, and fantastic seafood to be had. If you go to Nova Scotia, visit Peggy's Cove -- time has stood still there. Happy holidays!

RM from TX on May 25, 2010:

Quoted from above:

"The provinces are, from the west coast to the east coast: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador".

I thought PEI was a province, too, and that Nfld. and Lab. formed one province together. Anyhow, great articles- Me and the fam are headed to the Maritimes in July. 1st time in Canada, can't wait.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on May 24, 2010:

Deepthought -- They are so different! I love Alberta though I live in Ontario. Miss the Rockies!!! And BC -- was my playground when I was growing up. mmmm...can taste the salt off the ocean!!

Deep from In the middle of nowhere and worldwide but still that T.O.kid from da north of America on May 24, 2010:

That's true, Toronto is my place but I love BC

Beth100 (author) from Canada on May 22, 2010:

Deepthought - We're a lovin' kinda people up here! And we love our country!! Humble but proud. I'm glad that you've enjoyed my article. Thanks for your great feedback!!

Deep from In the middle of nowhere and worldwide but still that T.O.kid from da north of America on May 22, 2010:

Hey Beth100, I'm so loving your homage to the great white north. "Canada A". Your hub definitely does Canada justice and make anyone say they're proud to be canadian.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on May 16, 2010:

mtsi -- I guarantee that you won't be disappointed! Call me up if you're in my neck of the woods, and I'll show you a great time Canadian style! :)

mtsi1098 on May 15, 2010:

Canada is a great country and I will get there one day - If the country is anything like the great Canadian hubbers here than it will be a great trip :)

Beth100 (author) from Canada on May 04, 2010:

Mythbuster -- Yeah, Canada is pretty cool, in many ways too, eh!! Now, the quiz will be tomorrow morning, and no, you are not allowed to Google! :) Thank you, Mythbuster for reading and providing terrific feedback!

mythbuster from Utopia, Oz, You Decide on May 04, 2010:

Nice hub, Beth100. If I had to take a quiz based on these facts I think I'd do okay - 'cept for the actual numbers and measurements on mountain peaks, road miles and a few things like that. Canada is waaaaay cool, eh?

Beth100 (author) from Canada on May 02, 2010:

Pamela -- I'm very glad that you enjoyed this hub. Thank you for visiting!

Coolmon -- I'm sorry that this made you homesick. :( I know that you miss home, and perhaps, one day, you'll be back, either visiting or staying. Thank you, Coolmon.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 30, 2010:

Rose Mary -- And you do a wonderful job of writing the Roundups!!! Can you see it now?? :D

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 30, 2010:

Theherbivorehippi -- Lots of places to camp out and many wonderful parks. Who would of thought of that of a prairie province?!? Thank you for your visit and comments.

Coolmon2009 from Texas, USA on April 30, 2010:

This article makes me a little home sick. I enjoyed reading your article - Thank you

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 30, 2010:

I enjoyed your hub and all the facts you presented. Good hub.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 28, 2010:

Larry -- You are so right about Diana Krall!! She's one of my favs, and I'm slapping my own hand for overlooking her! I've corrected it, and placed her first on the list. :) Thank you for your support Larry, and as always, I take great pleasure in your visits and comments.

rmcrayne from San Antonio Texas on April 28, 2010:

I certainly don't have a monopoly Beth! It's challenging to write to the broadness of the HubMob in the roundup hub, and I try to make it informational, and worth reading. And not sound stupid to the natives! (I still don't see the HM graphic.)

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 28, 2010:

Rose Mary -- Oh, I'm sorry! I didn't know that you were doing this with other countries! I've been writing about Canada for a while...after all, it's my home country! Thought that it would be fun to share these little known tidbits. I've added the graphic now... :) Thanks Rose Mary!

theherbivorehippi from Holly, MI on April 28, 2010:

Great hub! I lived in Canada for 8 years when I was a bit younger and did enjoy it. I had no idea that there was so much forest there? Makes sense though because there's so many beautiful places.

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 28, 2010:

Austinstar -- Yuppers, that's a LOT of beer, but then that goes to show how much in demand our Moosehead beer is! Good question about American streets named after our PMs. hmmm...good idea for another hub! Thanks for coming by!

Larry Conners from Northern Arizona on April 28, 2010:

What an informative and interesting Hub on Canada, our good neighbor to the North...

I would add Diana Krall to # 26 on your list...She is probably the most outstanding female jazz vocalist and pianist in the world...Thank you for sharing all this great info and observations on Canada with us...Larry

rmcrayne from San Antonio Texas on April 28, 2010:

Excellent hub Beth. But you stole my HubMob roundup thunder! I've been doing something like this for the HubMobs on countries and cultures. BTW, you don't have a HubMob graphic.

Lela from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on April 28, 2010:

That's a lot of Moosehead beer!

I visited Montreal once and was delighted with the city. I was amazed that the hotel I stayed at was on John F Kennedy street. I wonder if we have streets in the US named after famous Canadian PM's?

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 28, 2010:

Cari Jean -- I had a friend who lived in the NWT and another in the Yukon. Their stories and photos were amazing. Wood Buffalo is a fabulous park, especially if you love nature. I hope you and your husband travel to your Canadian destination. Thank you Cari Jean!

Beth100 (author) from Canada on April 27, 2010:

Ocbill -- It seems incredible, but if you look on the map, the majority of the country is dotted with lakes. Fantastic fishing, boating, kayaking, swimming, and canoeing. Oh, and swimming too! Thank you for your visit and thoughts.

Cari Jean from Bismarck, ND on April 27, 2010:

Great hub with great information - my husband and I would really like to visit the NW Territories sometime. The Wood Buffalo National Park sounds fascinating!

ocbill from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice on April 27, 2010:

2 million lake is a lot. interesting stuff.

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